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It's down to $850 from the original price of $1,000, which is a huge discount on the Microsoft Surface Pro X
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Drop the heat gun, pal: minimal glue means there's hope for brave butterfingers among you The OnePlus Nord is one of the most heavily hyped phones of 2020. In addition to being OnePlus's first real stab at the mid-range in several years, it also has the distinction of being reasonably easy to repair, according to iFixit.…
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Google today announced it’s bringing a slew of updates to its Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps — among which is Smart Compose. The apps will also get some minor updates including Dark Mode (yay). Smart Compose is probably the most useful of the new additions. While the feature has been available in Gmail for years, and in the web version of Docs for a while as well, this will be the first time it’ll be available in the mobile apps. According to the preview images, the Smart Compose text will appear as gray words next to what you’re typing.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,iOS,Google
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(Cornell University) NASA's Juno spacecraft -- orbiting and closely observing the planet Jupiter -- has unexpectedly discovered lightning in the planet's upper atmosphere, according to a multi-institutional study led by the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
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Fintech investors see big opportunities in helping consumers and businesses manage bill pay. When Business Insider surveyed fintech investors on up-and-coming startups, more than 13% of the 60 fintechs highlighted were focused on managing bills.  Whether it's managing vendor spend or cancelling subscriptions, startups are eager to help customers handle their bills.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Plenty of attention has been given to fintechs solving issues around investing, banking or data management, but paying bills remains a headache consumers and business continue to need help with.  Investors, it appears, have taken notice. Startups looking to disrupt how bills are paid and expenses are managed are viewed with high regard.  When Business Insider surveyed 27 investors about the next up-and-coming fintechs, companies selected touched on seemingly every part of financial services. However, one area that got a considerable amount of picks was anything addressing issues around paying and managing bills, either for consumers or businesses.  Read more: Investors say these 38 fintechs are the next generation of breakout B2B stars, following in the footsteps of Stripe and Plaid In fact, of the 60 startups highlighted, more than 13% were focused on the billing process.  Why the target on paying bills? Simply put, it's something that hasn't gotten much attention, according to one investor.  "Bank-based online bill pay hasn't changed much in a decade, which has enabled billers to persuade more and more consumers to store their payment credentials directly on biller sites," Dan Rosen, general partners at Commerce Ventures, told Business Insider while recommending BillGO, which improves how bill payments are processed. "This makes it harder for consumers to track all of their bills and expenses in one place, and thus keep on top of their finances." Investors see big opportunities working with companies on bill pay While most might think of average people as the ones keen for help managing bills, it's actually companies where investors see the most potential.  Over 15% of the B2B fintechs recommended help businesses manage bills.  Some are straightforward in what they do. Digits, for example, assists small businesses with expense management.  "Digits is solving an important problem for companies: real-time cash management. The founders Jeff and Wayne are excellent product thinkers, and their technology is lightening the load on finance teams," said Shaun Maguire, partner at Sequoia Capital, when recommending the company.  See more: 22 fintechs that VCs and big investors say are on the brink of becoming household names Others, however, tackle new industries entirely. Nashville-based Built is focused on the construction space, helping companies better track the flow of money between parties instead of relying on spreadsheets.  "Built is creating a new category of software to bring this market into the 21st Century," said Mark Goldberg, a partner at Index Ventures, when highlighting the startup.  Others focused on things like managing vendor spend (Glean), automating sending payments and reconciliation (Modern Treasury), or speeding up accounting for small businesses in general (Roger).   "The impact of COVID-19 on the workplace has only accelerated the need for firms to digitize the accounts payable process," said Ryan Falvey, managing partner at Financial Venture Studio, while suggesting Roger.  There is still a need to help consumers with bills To be sure, there are also opportunities in helping traditional consumers manage bills as well.  Some are actually able to split the gap, helping both people and businesses better handle bills more efficiently. Papaya allows customers to pay any bill via their mobile phones, making the bill-paying process easier for customers while speeding up how quickly businesses get paid.  "It's a pretty magical customer experience, and they have quietly built one of the most exciting new consumer fintech products in awhile and have a clever business model to boot," said Charles Birnbaum, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, when recommending the startup.  Others, though, are more customer-centric. DoNotPay is true to its name, helping customers do everything from cancel subscriptions to dispute parking tickets.  Steve Sarracino, a founder and partner at Activant Capital who suggested DoNotPay, said directly saving customers money is an extremely valuable characteristic of any startup that targets consumers.  "Consumer fintech companies live and die on product and [customer acquisition cost], and by saving their customers money and a lot of time and hassle they have the ability to build trust with the consumer (something Honey's $4 billion acquisition by PayPal last year highlighted)," he said when recommending DoNotPay.  Read more: Here's how 44 insiders at powerful banks, buzzy startups, and big investors are thinking about financial innovation — and why the term 'fintech' may be on its last legs 60 fintechs set to take off in 2020, according to top VCs and investors Bill.com surged 60% in its first day of trading. We talked to its CEO and a big backer about the fintech unicorn's IPO and why it's good to be boring post-WeWork. SEE ALSO: 4 top VCs explain why Stripe, Square, and Finix are going to be big winners in a post-COVID-19 world SEE ALSO: Investors at Point72 and Goldman Sachs believe industry giants like FIS and Fiserv will be the next to be disrupted by fintech. Here's where they are most susceptible. SEE ALSO: Investors say these 38 fintechs are the next generation of breakout B2B stars, following in the footsteps of Stripe and Plaid Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequence
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Every month, TV Time provides Business Insider with the five most anticipated new TV shows. August includes HBO's "Lovecraft Country" and Quibi's "The Fugitive." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. HBO is ending July by nabbing an impressive 107 Emmy nominations on Tuesday. And it enters August with an anticipated new horror series, "Lovecraft Country," from executive producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams. Every month, Business Insider runs down the five most anticipated new shows using data from television-tracking app TV Time, derived from its millions of users around the world who use the app to track and react to what they're watching. After a disappointing start, the short-form streamer Quibi nabbed 10 Emmy nominations. And next month, it will release its reboot of "The Fugitive," starring Kiefer Sutherland. Below are the five most anticipated new shows of August: SEE ALSO: Netflix took back the Emmy nominations crown from HBO, but didn't have the most nominated show 5. "Ted Lasso" — Apple TV Plus, August 14 Description: "Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer." 4. "The Fugitive" — Quibi, August 3 Description: "Kiefer Sutherland (24) and Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) star in this edge-of-your-seat crime thriller from the creator of 'Most Dangerous Game' and co-executive producer of 'Prison Break,' in which an innocent man on the run, desperate to clear his name, is chased through Los Angeles by the cop who will not rest until he is captured." 3. "Wizards: Tales of Arcadia" — Netflix, August 7 Description: "Merlin's apprentice joins Arcadia's heroes on a time-bending adventure in Camelot, where conflict is brewing between the human, troll and magical worlds." 2. "Star Trek: Lower Decks" — CBS All Access, August 6 Description: "Developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan ('Rick and Morty,' 'Solar Opposites'), 'Star Trek: Lower Decks', a new half-hour animated comedy series, focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies." 1. "Lovecraft Country" — HBO, August 16 Description: "Based on Matt Ruff 's novel of the same name, 'Lovecraft Country' follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback."
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It seems that the issue of TikTok and its links to China is reaching breaking point in the United States.
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Considering the current world situation with the pandemic at the worst it’s ever been, at least in some countries, some products may come in handy ... The post Professional Infrared Thermometer Options on Sale at AliExpress appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Just be careful it's not 'out of scope' Microsoft has created a new landing page for developers, along with a dedicated feedback repository for reporting issues with Windows.…
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Vodafone not happy either as telcos complain to defence subcommittee about Huawei removal woes Stripping Huawei from the UK's telecommunications network presents a daunting challenge, executives from Vodafone and BT told the House of Commons Defence Sub-Committee yesterday afternoon.…
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The pandemic and the shift to remote work lifted the shares of tech companies that offer work-from-home tools. A JMP Securities analyst says three stocks — Docusign, Twilio and Zendesk — are poised to continue rallying, given their market momentum. In a note to clients, JMP's Pat Walravens pointed to Docusign, Twilio and Zendesk as the tech names "where we currently have data points suggesting strong business momentum and where we see upside." Click here for more BI Prime stories. The sharp pivot to remote work sent the shares of so-called work-from-home tech companies soaring over the past few months. And three of them — Docusign, the cloud e-signature company, communications platform Twilio, and Zendesk, the cloud customer service application — are likely to continue rallying, a Wall Street analyst said Tuesday. "The pandemic drove outsize investments in technology to enable effective remote work and to enable businesses to go back to work safely," JMP Securities analyst Pat Walravens told clients in a note. These investments have benefitted tech companies offering tools that have helped businesses adapt quickly to the COVID-19 crisis, helping propel a tech market rally over the past four months. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index has climbed more than 50% since late March when the crisis escalated. But Walravens pointed to Docusign, Twilio and Zendesk as the tech names "where we currently have data points suggesting strong business momentum and where we see upside," he wrote. JMP sets aggressive price targets on DocuSign, Twilio, Zendesk Walravens has a "market outperform," or buy, rating on the three stocks. He set a price target of $233 for Docusign citing the San Francisco-based company's solid market gains. Docusign has seen its shares have risen 160% to $198 since the beginning of the year. "We hear that DocuSign is 'continuing to crush it,' is in 'just so many deals," and that the 'market is so hot right now,'" Walravens wrote, citing unnamed industry sources.  Walravens recently boosted his target price for Twilio from $243 to $260, citing the rave reviews the communications platform — which helps developers build apps that can make and receive phone calls and send text messages — has received from industry sources. Twilio's stock has climbed more than 140% to $251 year-to-date. "One industry source commented, 'They are killing it,'" Walravens wrote. "A technology industry veteran explained, 'they have effectively established themselves as the standard of messaging and telephony.'" Twilio is so well-regarded in the market that the company has enjoyed a strong position in deal negotiations, he said. "Our checks suggest Twilio has pricing power, including one instance where we were told the procurement officer at a new customer was disappointed because he "couldn't get his price" – yet the customer went forward with Twilio regardless," Walravens said. Walravens also hiked his price target for Zendesk from $90 to $103, citing eight instances where the Zendesk sales team "exceeded second quarter 2020 internal goals." Zendesk shares are 23% at $96 year-to-date. He also cited reports of a major Zendesk customer win with "a multi-billion-dollar gaming company that developed and owns one of the world's most popular online video games." Walravens also praised Zendesk's leadership: "We continue to like Zendesk and the leadership of its thoughtful and forward-looking CEO Mikkel Svane, who wants customers to understand how the business world has changed and why it needs a new generation of customer relations management software." Got a tip about Zendesk, Twilio or Docusign or another tech company? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], message him on Twitter @benpimentel or send him a secure message through Signal at (510) 731-8429. You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop. Claim your 20% discount on an annual subscription to BI Prime by clicking here. SEE ALSO: Here's the pitch deck AI company Conexiom used to raise $40 million from Mark Zuckerberg's money manager ICONIQ to help businesses automate their sales and invoice processes SEE ALSO: Here's how this founder sought to overcome Shark Tank's apparent aversion to tech startups that had already raised capital Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: The rise and fall of Donald Trump's $365 million airline
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Plans to retain sales and dev umbilical cord to CX outfit German software giant SAP will float its data analytics subsidiary Qualtrics, less than two years after convincing the firm not to list itself.…
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The world just changed. Within a short period of time, unforeseen global events have led to vast changes in our working and everyday lives. In the context of network operations and information security, this means supporting a newly distributed workforce and digital processes with a shrinking budget. Most organizations’ networking infrastructure and tools were designed […] The post When Networks Meet The New Tomorrow appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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New, or just a rebrand of Common Data Service? A bit of both Microsoft has announced Dataflex, a "low code data platform for Teams," showing off the relational database management technology to its partners at its virtual Inspire event.…
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Gassy giants make Jupiter look like an absolute tiddler Pic and video  Astronomers say they have snapped a multi-planetary system containing a Sun-like star for the first time.…
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"We analyse in excess of a million different objects every day in the lab" The post Q&A: David Emm, Principal Security Researcher, Kaspersky appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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Ford reportedly doubled production for a planned First Edition Bronco package, to 7,000 from 3,500. Reservations are already maxed out. The Bronco was wildly anticipated, but even Ford has been surprised by the surge of interest in the revived SUV, a nameplate that was launched in 1965 but discontinued in 1996. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ford's long-awaited new Bronco is a hit. Hours after its debut last week, a deluge of customers trying to put down $100 reservation briefly crashed Ford's website. The new family of four-by-four SUVs is being offered in a trio of trims, with a wide range of available packages. One of those — the "First Edition" — was initially planned for 3,500 units, but according to Road & Track, Ford doubled that number. Ford said that all First Edition reservations have been taken, but you can always configure another trim level. Business Insider's Kristen Lee has provided a helpful guide. At any rate, here's a closer look at the Bronco First Edition, now one of the most exclusive new Fords:FOLLOW US: On Facebook for more car and transportation content! The Bronco is back! And without a doubt, it's better than ever. Ford created a new Bronco brand, with a family of three vehicles — a two-door, a four-door, and Sport trim — all with proper four-wheel-drive. The Bronco nameplate was first launched in 1965. Ford discontinued the Bronco in 1996. Interest in the new Bronco has been off the charts. Ford's website for preorders crashed as aspiring owners rushed to put down $100 deposits. Initially, just 3,500 "First Edition" Broncos were offered, bur Ford reportedly upped that to 7,000. The First Edition Broncos are essentially a summary of everything the company has to offer for its new mega-hit four-wheelers. There's a range of trim levels for all three versions: For the two- and four-door, it's Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Wildtrak, Badlands — and First Edition. For the Sport, the range is Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands — and First Edition. First Editions top out at around $60,000, versus $30,000 for the base two-door and $28,000 for the base Sport. The First Edition Bronco adds a "Sasquatch" package: "35-inch tires with 17-inch wheels, front- and rear-locking differentials ... and electronic-locking front and rear axle," according to Ford. Plus a higher suspension and special fender flares. A "Lux" package adds adaptive cruise control, a Bang & Olufsen 10-speaker sound system plus subwoofer, Evasive Steering Assist, a heated steering wheel, a universal garage-door opener, two extra front row charging ports, a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, and a wireless charging pad. The Bronco was designed using "human-centric" principles that required fast prototyping, so that designers and engineers could assess how real people were using the SUV. The two- and four-door Broncos are built on a body-on-frame platform, while the Sport is a unibody design. The First Edition, as Roadshow noted, is based off the Badlands trim. It was developed for the two-door and the four-door ... ... As well as the Sport. The First Edition shares will all the trims and packages an embrace of a full-on outdoorsy, active lifestyle. Bronco was designed to be used. You can hose the mud and dirt out of the cabin, remove the doors and roof on the two- and four-doors, and browse hundred of aftermarket accessories. Ford has reportedly booked every First Edition reservation available, so if you must have one, you're going to have to try to find a prospective owner to buy from.
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Tesla is scheduled to report Q2 earnings after the markets close on Wednesday. Wall Street expects a loss and weaker revenue, due to the coronavirus pandemic. A loss would snap a three-quarter streak of profits and mean that Tesla will yet again fail to post a full-year profit. Markets had bid Tesla up to historically high price levels and are currently pricing in a Q2 performance in-line with analysts' expectations. But Tesla could also beat or miss, and both of those scenarios deserve a look. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla reports second-quarter earnings after the markets close on Wednesday. Analysts expect a loss of about $0.60 per share, on revenue of around $5 billion (according to Zacks). Both the topline and bottom line will likely have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. However, Tesla beat estimates for Q2 vehicle deliveries, and its business has been expanding in China, so there's a distinct possibility of a beat. The markets have amply rewarded Tesla since last year with a surging share price and market capitalization. At almost $280 billion in total value, the carmaker that sold just about 250,000 vehicles in 2019 is the world's most prized, worth more than Toyota — and more than General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, combined. It's important to interpret Tesla's current value as a picture of future opportunity rather than a realistic assessment of the present. The company has been around for over a decade and has never posted a full-year profit. But the stock is up over 6,000% since the carmaker's 2010 IPO, so investors aren't disappointed. Their ranks include the big, institutional players who hold most of the stock. So the Tesla market narrative and the actual business occupy separate realms. The most meaningful connection between the two is that for years, Wall Street demanded that Tesla execute in order to vindicate its elevated share price, and now the company has done just that, getting the Model 3 sedan on track (it now makes up the bulk of Tesla's sales) and making enough modest improvements to older vehicles to keep customers interested.  The execution is also accelerating, as Tesla ramps up its new factory in China, breaks ground on a plant in Germany, and looks to place a new facility to build pickups in Texas or Oklahoma. In that context, let's look at three scenarios that could play out on Wednesday. Tesla beats A beat on revenue would be unusual, so it's the bottom line that matters. Some analysts expect a narrower loss or a near break-even, in which case the dilemma for the market will be to assess whether that was priced in or mispriced. As momentum-driven as the stock now is, this could set off a big rally that blasts shares even higher in after-hours trading, setting up a big open on Thursday. The composition of a potential beat matters. If Tesla ends up selling a lot of emission credits, which it racks up by delivering only all-electric, zero-emission vehicles, a quick pop could be followed by a reversion, as traders evaluate the results. Analysts should also be eyeing cash burn for the quarter, given that Tesla's coronavirus shutdown meant that it was spending less cash that it would have been if it had been running its California factory a full capacity. Tesla meets An in-line result, if nothing else, should maintain the current momentum and keep the stock price at its elevated level. That would set the stage for some new twists in the ongoing Tesla narrative, good or bad. Most likely, given the COVID-19 situation in the US, analysts will be scrutinizing the China business and trying to figure out if that's a true catalyst. There could also be some discussion, on the conference call following earnings, about forthcoming products and plans, including the Semi truck, the new Roadster, developments with the Autopilot semi-self-driving technology, and Tesla's "Battery Day", planned for September 15. Tesla misses A notably weaker than predicted Q2 performance won't discourage the bulls, who could simply write off the "corona quarter" and stick to their increasingly compelling long-term thesis that Tesla is going to dominate the growing global EV market. But a miss also provides an excuse for some investors to exit or trim their positions, taking profits now and looking to come back to the stock once a price correction has occurred.  Interestingly, this could be the best investor outcome, as Tesla at nearly $1,700 is in a position that it's been in before, when shares have ridden high (albeit not to today's levels). Since much of the upside has already been captured, new buyers would be overpaying for diminishing returns. Not incidentally, short sellers who have come in recently would reap some rewards, which would retain that strategy as a "reality check" mechanism, rather than the fool's errand it's of late appeared to be. CEO Elon Musk intensely dislikes short sellers, but even if they've been consistently wrong about Tesla's long-term prospects, they do give overly-enthusiastic investors something to think about. FOLLOW US: On Facebook for more car and transportation content! 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Apple is expected to release a new Apple Watch in 2020, as it's done every year since 2015. The biggest new addition to this year's watch is expected to be sleep tracking, a feature that would help Apple catch up to rivals like Fitbit and Samsung. Otherwise, the next Apple Watch, which is expected to be called the Series 6, is rumored to come with faster performance and better water resistance.  Here's what else we know. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple has released a new smartwatch every year since 2015, and there's a good chance 2020 will be no different. While last year's Apple Watch brought improvements like an always-on display and a built-in compass, the biggest update expected to arrive on Apple's popular smartwatch in 2020 is support for sleep tracking. That seems more certain now that Apple has announced a new Sleep app for the Apple Watch, which will be part of the company's new watch software update coming in the fall. The app will display a sleep analysis chart showing your sleeping pattern for the week, and leverages the Apple Watch's accelerometer to gather movement data that can be used to tell whether you're awake or asleep.  An early 2019 Bloomberg report said that Apple could be rolling out sleep tracking features to its 2020 Apple Watch. It's unclear, however, if the new Sleep software is the extent of Apple's new sleep tracking functionality or if the company is planning to add new hardware to its future watch to further expand these capabilities.  Built-in sleep tracking has been the one major feature the Apple Watch was lacking compared to rivals like Fitbit, which Google agreed to acquire for $2.1 billion, and Samsung. Previously, Apple Watch owners needed to download a third-party app to measure sleep. Adding such a feature — and improving the Apple Watch's battery life to go along with it — could further establish Apple's stronghold on the smartwatch market. Apple was the top wearable device maker as of the first quarter of 2020, according to The International Data Corporation, claiming 29.3% of the market, followed by Xiaomi, Samsung, Huawei, and Fitbit.  Here's a look at everything we're expecting to see from Apple's next smartwatch. SEE ALSO: There's a 'Pro' version of every major Apple gadget except for the Apple Watch. It's time for that to change. Apple will probably call it the Apple Watch Series 6. If Apple sticks with the branding it's used since 2016, we can expect its next smartwatch to be called the Apple Watch Series 6.  The watch will probably be released in September. Apple typically debuts its new Apple Watch alongside its refreshed iPhones in September, so it seems plausible that the company may take a similar approach this year. In years past, Apple has revealed the new watch on stage during its fall keynote and launched the device in stores later in September, usually roughly 10 days after the launch event.  Apple just launched a sleep tracking app for the Apple Watch, hinting that perhaps more sleep-oriented features are coming in the next model. Apple is said to have been testing sleep tracking for the Apple Watch at its campus as of early 2019, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. It's unclear if this means the next Apple Watch will have additional sleep tracking features based on new hardware that extend beyond what will be available in watchOS 7's new Sleep app.  One thing it will need to keep up with rivals, however, is better battery life. Fitbit devices last for multiple days without requiring a charge, making it easy to wear them overnight without worrying about them running out of juice the next day. The Apple Watch, comparatively, typically needs to be charged every night.   Along with showing how much you've slept in the past week and monitoring the time you've spent asleep in the new Sleep app, the watch will also remind you to charge it when the battery dips below 30% in watchOS 7.    The next Apple Watch may be able to monitor blood-oxygen levels, too. Apple's next-generation smartwatch may be able to measure blood-oxygen saturation, a feature that Fitbit rolled out to some of its devices earlier this year, as 9to5Mac reported after finding references to the capability in Apple's code.  With this feature, the watch would be able to notify users when their blood-oxygen saturation falls below a certain level, and the alerts would look similar to the heart-rate notifications currently available on the Apple Watch.  It's unclear if this feature will only be available in the Series 6 or if it would be capable of working on older watches as well.  It will probably look very similar to the Apple Watch Series 5 and Series 4. It doesn't sound like Apple is planning any major design changes for its next iteration of the Apple Watch, according to gadget leaker and YouTube host Jon Prosser.  When asked on Twitter about what to expect from the next Apple Watch, Prosser, who correctly reported the iPhone SE's unveil date, said it will look the same as the Series 4. Apple changed the design of its smartwatch in 2018 with the Series 4, which has a thinner case and a display that's 30% larger compared to the Series 3. It kept this design with the Series 5, and based on Prosser's tweet it seems as if it will do the same for the Series 6. It'll likely run on a new Apple processor and may offer faster performance. Apple typically introduces a new processor in each new model of the Apple Watch, as it's done in years past. While there wasn't much of a performance boost when it came to speed between this year's Apple Watch and last year's, Apple said when announcing the Series 4 that it was capable of delivering twice the speed of its predecessor.  TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is known for his often accurate predictions about future Apple products, also said he expects the next-generation Apple Watch to offer faster performance, as MacRumors reported. The wireless transmission speeds will also reportedly be faster on the next Apple Watch, says Kuo, which means we may see a boost in Wi-Fi and cellular performance.  The next Apple Watch may offer better water resistance. You can already go swimming with the Apple Watch Series 2 or later, but Kuo suggests that the next-generation smartwatch will be more water-resistant than the current generation. He doesn't offer any specifics, however.   The Series 6 will run on the newest software from Apple. Apple's new smartwatches usually ship with the company's latest software, and there's little reason to believe 2020 will be any different.  The company unveiled watchOS 7 at its Worldwide Developers Conference last month, its next major software update launching in the fall. In addition to the new Sleep app, the upgrade will bring new features such as the ability to share custom watch faces with others, support for new workout types like dance, and handwashing detection among other new additions. 
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  UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez will be broadcast live on Saturday, July 18, through the ESPN+ streaming service. Top UFC Flyweight contender Deiveson Figueiredo will vie for the championship title against Joseph Benavidez in the main event of a packed fight card of 12 matches. The prelims are set to start at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+, and the main card is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET. exclusively on ESPN+. Every UFC Fight Night event is included with an ESPN+ subscription, which costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. Product Card Module: Monthly Subscription Service Card size: small The UFC Flyweight championship will be on the line in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez, streaming live from UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi on July 18. Figueiredo defeated Benavidez by knockout in the second round of a February 2020 fight, but Figueiredo was overweight for the flyweight class, preventing him from claiming the championship. Figueiredo willingly accepted the rematch with Benavidez, who remains the number two fighter in the division after Figueiredo. You can watch UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez on ESPN starting at 5 p.m. ET on July 18 or stream it live on ESPN+. Only the prelims will be available on the ESPN cable channel, however, as the main card will be exclusive to ESPN+. While UFC pay-per-view matches normally cost $64.99, this and every other UFC Fight Night event are available as part of a $4.99 monthly ESPN+ subscription. This is the third in a series of UFC events that are set to take place on Fight Island through July 25 before the organization returns to the UFC Apex in Las Vegas in August. However, UFC President Dana White told the Associated Press that UFC could return to Yas Island for additional events later this year. UFC has implemented at least 18 different safety precautions during the pandemic, including advanced medical screenings, regular testing, temperature checks, and social distancing guidelines. Updated on 07/17/2020 by Kevin Webb: This article has been revised to include details for the UFC Fight Night event scheduled for July 18. Here's the match schedule for UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez Prelims — 5 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. PT on ESPN+ and ESPN Carlos Felipe versus Serghei Spivac [Heavyweight] Davi Ramos versus Arman Tsarukyan [Lightweight] Malcolm Gordon versus Amir Albazi [Flyweight Brett Johns versus Montel Jackson [Bantamweight] Joe Duffy versus Joel Alvarez [Lightweight] Grant Dawson versus Nad Narimani [Catchweight] Roman Dolidze versus Khadis Ibragimov [Light Heavyweight] Main Card  — 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+ Alexandre Pantoja versus Askar Askarov [Flyweight] Ariane Lipski versus Luana Carolina [Women's Flyweight] Marc Diakiese versus Rafael Fiziev [Lightweight] Jack Hermansson versus Kelvin Gastelum [Middleweight] Deiveson Figueiredo versus Joseph Benavidez [Flyweight Title] How to watch UFC Fight Night matches on ESPN and ESPN+ UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez will be streamed live via ESPN+. The prelims will also be broadcast on the ESPN cable channel. ESPN+ subscribers can watch every UFC Fight Night event live and also gain access to a huge catalog of classic UFC matches and recent highlights. ESPN+ costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 for a full year, and it's available as an app on most mobile and streaming devices. Here's a full breakdown of additional features and details for ESPN+. Leading up to major PPV events, ESPN+ typically offers a special deal that bundles one UFC PPV fight and an annual ESPN+ subscription for a total of $84.98. This bundle deal gives you an overall discount of $30 if you plan on following the UFC closely for the rest of the year. In addition to ESPN+, you can also watch the prelims for UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez on the standard ESPN network through various cable and satellite packages. ESPN is also available as a channel through several live TV streaming services, including Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV, and Youtube TV. With that said, the main card event is exclusive to the ESPN+ streaming service. Product Card Module: Monthly Subscription Service Card size: smallJoin the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How waste is dealt with on the world's largest cruise ship
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And "over 100" Game Pass games will be available on it.
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When was the last time you bought a PC game that came in more than one or two dual-layer DVDs? Heck, when was the last time you actually bought a PC game on a DVD? While still very common on consoles, digital distribution has become the prevalent way most PC gamers buy these days. That’s why the revelation that Microsoft’s … Continue reading
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(Lehigh University) Chinedu E. Ekuma and his colleagues at the Sensor and Electrons Devices Directorate at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a new complex material design strategy for potential use in neuromorphic computing, using metallocene intercalation in hafnium disulfide (HfS2). The work is the first to demonstrate the effectiveness of a design strategy that functionalizes a 2D material with an organic molecule.
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Kia gave us the first glimpse of its 2022 Sedona/Carnival minivan a couple of weeks back. And even though SUVs are raking in the big bucks, Kia’s been busy glamming up its fourth-gen Sedona. It now has SUV styling cues and, as recently unveiled by Kia, a classy and luxurious interior to match. According to Kia, the new Sedona’s interior … Continue reading
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In the last few years, Apple has moved aggressively into the world of digital services.The iPhone maker now operates Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, and Apple News Plus as monthly subscription-based services.Apple is reportedly looking to bundle at least some of those services into a single, unified subscription option.According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple is considering a subscription bundle for 2020 that could combine Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, and Apple News Plus.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.In the last few years, Apple has rapidly evolved into a major player in a subscription services market dominated by the likes of Netflix and Spotify.
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The future of WebAssembly outside the browser is the focus of newly formed industry group that will collaborate on implementing standards and propose new ones for the open source portable bytecode format.The partnership, called Bytecode Alliance, was founded by Mozilla, Red Hat, Intel, and Fastly.WebAssembly is a binary format, originally designed to run in the browser, that promises near-native performance of web applications, along with the ability to use languages other than JavaScript to develop those apps.WebAssembly provides isolation for running untrusted code, and each WebAssembly module is sandboxed by default.Bytecode Alliance wants to extend that security to make it safe to use untrusted code on any platform, whether it is on a server in the cloud, on a desktop computer, or in an IoT device.The Bytecode Alliance’s vision also involves replacing microservices with container-like “nanoprocesses,” providing the composability of microservices without the weight, along with language interoperability.
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We recently reported that Sony has patented a new gaming cartridge that could be used in a new PlayStation handheld device.However, it's possible that this PlayStation cartridge may actually be an external SSD for the PlayStation 5.LetsGoDigital spotted the patent published by INPI (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial) in Brazil.Loosely translated, the patent is for 'configuration applied to / in data recording and storage device' and the artwork shows an old school-style gaming cartridge.While the cartridge, could be for a handheld device, there are suggestions it could actually be an external SSD for Sony's next-generation hardware.Here's why that's more likely.
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